The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

1 million, 10 millions….60 ? How much can a work of art cost? Many people agree that art does not know crisis, unlike other markets or business, which are naturally linked to the social and economic circumstances. Nevertheless, the fervor and euphoria of 2015 is over and this year prices went down. Claude Monet’s piece Meule ranks  first place in the 2016 sales record, his … Continue reading The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

How to encourage children to like art

Is there a minimum age to appreciate contemporary art ? Young children and teenagers are not part of the usual population of contemporary art exhibition venues and fairs and yet many studies show that making children aware of art has many virtues. Indeed, children are blessed with an immense creativity that awareness of art can, amongst many other things, allow them to preserve into adulthood. … Continue reading How to encourage children to like art

6 Reasons Why You Should Collect Prints and Multiples

Prints are often seen as low-class fine art. In reality, prints and multiples are quite valuable and just as impressive! Especially if you are new to the art world and looking to begin or expand your art collection. There are many different kinds of prints worth exploring, from lithographs to screen prints to etchings. Here are a few reasons why Artsper believes you should consider … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should Collect Prints and Multiples

10 things you should know about Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin is one of the most prominent British artists of the contemporary art world nowadays. Most of her works is autobiographical. and revolves around her personal traumas growing up in Margate, and becoming the person she is today. Often criticised for being ‘self-centred’, her loud self and often provocative work has caused much ink to flow since her break through as Charles Saatchi’s protegé. … Continue reading 10 things you should know about Tracey Emin

5 things to do in London, 24 November

1. Germany: memories of a nation at the British Museum, 16 October 2014 – 25 January 2015 Through a whole host of objects, this exhibition offers an overview of 600 years of Germany history. This retrospective vision sees history unfolding in light of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. The exhibition is part of a three-part project to discuss Germany’s history, its counterparts … Continue reading 5 things to do in London, 24 November

Analysing a great masterpiece of contemporary art: EROICA, Jean-Michel Basquiat

Today, Artsper analyses with you a great and daring piece of contemporary art, Eroica, a series by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Eroica, 1988, mixed techniques on canvas After the death of his friend, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, at the top of her career at the time, became haunted by the thought of his own death. Something like a bad premonition. Eroica, repeated on the canvas, cut, scratched, as … Continue reading Analysing a great masterpiece of contemporary art: EROICA, Jean-Michel Basquiat

Language, Words and Contemporary Art

This week, Artsper examines the special relationship between contemporary art and words. How did these two languages interact between the ‘70s and the ‘90s? Everything started with the evolution of graffiti. From the street to the metro, graffiti evolved, was replaced by tagging, huge signatures spray painted on whole subway cars, in a more or less elaborate style. The tags combined a visual element and … Continue reading Language, Words and Contemporary Art

A Short Guide to Bad Painting

If you have never heard about the “Bad Painting”, you are certainly familiar with some of its famous representative people’s works. The name of Jean-Michel Basquiat must indeed be familiar to you, especially since the retrospective that the musée d’art moderne de Paris gave him during Spring 2011. What are the characteristics of “Bad Painting”? The “Bad Painting”, which saw its beginnings in the 70s, … Continue reading A Short Guide to Bad Painting